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Description

Simply irresistible! This classic favorite features a crisp bite and sweet-tart flavor. Tip-bearing tree yields a familiar green fruit perfect for fresh-eating, baking, and making cider. Fruit keeps up to six months in proper storage. Antique variety originates from Australia, circa 1868. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in early November. Pollinator required: Choose another apple variety, like Starkrimson® Red Delicious, Starkspur® Red Rome Beauty, or Golden Delicious.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Medium - Large
Pollination Pollinator Needed
Ripens/Harvest Early November
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet/tart
Texture Firm, Crisp
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

The mature size of this variety depends on the version you choose to plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15' Tall X 12 - 15' Wide
Dwarf 8 - 10' Tall X 8 - 10' Wide

Recommended Spacing

The space needed for this variety to grow depends on the size you plant:
Semi-Dwarf 12 - 15'
Dwarf 8 - 10'

Recommended Pollinators

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Our experts recommend planting one of the following within 50' for optimum pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My husband likes granny smith's and it's a pollinator for another tree I purchased.
Heather W on Nov 23, 2016
its the best for pies and canning
steven J on Nov 6, 2016
My husband likes granny smith's and it's a pollinator for another tree I purchased.
Heather W on Nov 23, 2016
love these cooked
Diane O on Nov 17, 2016
its the best for pies and canning
steven J on Nov 6, 2016
They are great for for eating and cooking, but primarily as a cross pollinator.
Marjorie K on Oct 27, 2016
Love the taste and that it keeps well.
Irene B on Oct 22, 2016
for polinator and pies
arvie g on Oct 15, 2016
It's my favorite apple to eat and my boys love it too.
Stan C on Oct 15, 2016
Best apple for pies. Needed dwarf for espalier
Sandy A on Oct 13, 2016
Great for baking!
Lisa S on Sep 6, 2016
we juice and granny smith is a great one for juicing
Marisel M on Aug 23, 2016
my oldest son loves these
Cecilia R on Jun 20, 2016
Great baking fruit. Wife required, husband plants!!
JAY G on Jun 16, 2016
Great for pies and eating fresh for a tart snack
JOHN W on Jun 6, 2016
My fiance's dad loves these! and it paired nicely with our other two apple trees
Danielle D on Jun 4, 2016
kids love green apples
phommakot c on Jun 4, 2016
This is my sister's favorite. Heat resistant.
BERTHA S on Jun 3, 2016
Old-time favorite--good all around pollinator, and great for eating or for baking.
buzz on Jun 3, 2016
favorite apple and it works for my zone
Pamela E on Jun 3, 2016
I like granny smith apples6
Tammy D on Jun 2, 2016
my grandkids wanted it
TIMOTHY O on Jun 1, 2016
Jimmy my BROTHER had me order these for my MOTHER'S BIRTHDAY... She is really really excited to receive this tree...
THANK YOU Stark Bro's...
Fast friendly service great trees!!
PAUL I on May 26, 2016
The best pie apple in the world!
Jackie L on May 19, 2016
My whole Family loves apples especially the Granny Smith. Hopefully we can keep the deer off of the trees on my property in Northern Michigan. God Bless!!
CLIFFORD M on May 16, 2016
Son wants green apples
Ed A on May 11, 2016
One of my favorites.
GREG G on May 8, 2016
I keep buying these apples in the grocery store. So when it came time I needed a tree I thought why not!! I KNOW I WILL eat the fruit. it won't go to waste!!!!
Christina W on May 6, 2016
Great low-cal/low-sugar Apple for fresh eating, baking and mixed with veggie juices.
Elise I on Apr 30, 2016
They are great tasting and make flavorful pies.
Annette F on Apr 29, 2016
Needed a replacement tree for a locally bought tree that didn't survive 6 months. The store only warranted the tree for 3 months. Trying a Stark tree this time!
James O on Apr 25, 2016
I chose this variety because the Granny Smith apple makes wonderful pies and cakes., and I needed a crosspollinator for another variety .
ANNE K on Apr 20, 2016
to pollinate with my macoun tree
Rosanne B on Apr 19, 2016
My daughter's favorite!
Dot S on Apr 19, 2016
I love Granny Smith apples for pies and canning and I think a lot of people do as well. These trees will do well in the orchard.
Kirsten H on Apr 18, 2016
My husband and kids love the tart flavor of the Granny Smith. Great for cooking too!
Steffanie H on Apr 10, 2016
Fresh, cooking, and cider making.
W Blaine E on Apr 8, 2016
late season and daughter loves green apples
David L on Apr 8, 2016
My favorite apple!!
Katharine C on Mar 21, 2016
Because these are the best apples for cooking and storage
Brooke M on Mar 21, 2016
Daughters favorite
Gary D on Mar 19, 2016
My wife loves Granny Smith Apples...
MICHAEL Q on Mar 17, 2016
Baking potential
James R on Mar 13, 2016
My kids love Granny Smith apples.
Sierra C on Mar 3, 2016
Your recommend as pollinator. Also I enjoy Granny Smith.
Philip W on Mar 2, 2016
I like this variety of apple. Very versatile for eating & cooking.
Richard F on Feb 27, 2016
Familiar with apple when I maintained a very old orchard 30 years ago
Ciderman on Feb 22, 2016
We are not selling apples yet but we do give a lot away. I have two people asking me for these so I have to have at lease one.
ROBERT C on Feb 20, 2016
Our boys like this variety, sweet, crisp, and great pies.
JUDY G on Feb 20, 2016
All around great eating apple. Tart with a hint of sweetness
Robin M on Feb 20, 2016
love these cooked
Diane O on Nov 17, 2016
They are great for for eating and cooking, but primarily as a cross pollinator.
Marjorie K on Oct 27, 2016
My sister's family likes Gala and Granny Smith apples. Can these two be planted together?
Darcy on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Gala and Granny Smith trees can cross-pollinate one another for fruit production ??? they would be great choices to grow, especially if your family enjoys the apples!
Can this pollinate with a honey crisp? Could the two be grown in a 10 x 10 area?
Jason P on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they can cross-pollinate one another. The trees can be grown in a 10 x 10 foot area as long as you opt for the dwarf size, but you may need to keep them pruned so that their branches don't crowd one another as they mature.
Is this rust resistant?
Matthew S on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Granny Smith does have some resistance to cedar rust. Much depends upon the weather/humidity/wind in your particular area.
Can another Granny Smith tree be the pollinator?
Lais M on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. The same variety cannot pollinate itself; you need a different variety. Golden Delicious is an excellent pollinator for most all other apple varieties. You can learn more about Golden Delicious here:

http://www.starkbros.com/search?query=golden+delicious
Would a honey crisp and Granny Smith pollinate each other?
Chicken Man on Oct 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. A Honeycrisp??? will indeed pollinate a Granny Smith and vice-versa.
I'm looking to start a small orchard With Granny Smith and honey crisp. Is there a pollinator I can use for both?
Ty C on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Golden Delicious is an ideal pollinator for most apples, including Granny Smith and Honeycrisp???.
Would Macoun & Granny Smith pollinate each other?
Kent F on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are compatible. Those apple trees have overlapping mid-season bloom times, which is ideal.
Will the September Fuji pollinate the Granny Smith?
tom m on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, those two apple trees would work well to cross-pollinate one another.

Customer Reviews

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Better than store bought
I bought two fruit trees at our local big box hardware store but they didn't have the Granny Smith tree that I wanted, so I sent for one from Stark Brothers. I had never bought a tree this way before. When the dry, dead looking stick with roots showed up I was a little skeptical but I followed the instructions and planted it. 6 weeks later the store bought trees looked nearly identicle to when I planted them but the Stark tree had more and healthier looking leaves than either of the other two trees. A year later the tree is healthy and growing. One store-bought tree remains, the other is nearly dead. I'll be sending for more trees from Stark.
May 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Granny Smith Apple Tree
Tree arrived as described. Planted as soon as it arrived. The tree has thrived and grown three (3) times it size since I got it a year ago.
May 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Fantastic Late Apple
Wonderful apple, and one of my favorites. Love it for pies, and eating fresh too. The flavors get better and more complex during storage. Keeps a long time for us in a refrigerator with moisture.
May 30, 2016
Granny Smith Apple
Tree arrived in good condition and a year later is doing well. Would love to see the return of the Starkspur Granny Smith, but this will do quite fine. Love working with Starkbros
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
waiting for pies
The GS tree arrived last year (november) in good shape pre-pruned we planted it and now we're waiting for it to break dormancy. thankfully we had an easy winter here In NW Oh. so the rabbits left it alone. I'm hoping in a couple yrs. we can make pies from the fruit.
March 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
It's A Granny Smith
What can I say as this is a fantastic Apple Tree to have in your yard. These are great trees and produce wonderful tart apples.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Looks good so far
This tree is growing well has yet to bloom but but has survived two winters so I think it will be fine hope to get some apples soon.
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
coming along nicely
Only one year has passed but so far, I have some branching out and leaves developing this spring.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Just fantastic
/I think this tree plus the golden delicious for the pollinator will do just fine. I was impressed with the shirt time it took for it to show some vibrant life. ?Since this did so well I order a second mate... In my retirement life aaia hope tohave some delicous apple pie plus any extras.
I only regret not getting them sooner....
Recommended with the highest points.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
6 months ago
Vigorous growth for first year.
A neighbor was being nice, cut around the tree with a zero turn, and damaged the whip. It's already almost healed fully and grew about 3' this season in what has been a pretty hot summer in NC.
September 8, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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